The intention is to gather data from a broad spectrum of stakeholders from which recommendations on how to alleviate administrative burdens can be developed. The organization recognizes that some administrative requirements contained in IMO instruments may have become unnecessary, disproportionate or even obsolete, and is committed to reducing their impact. This, says IMO, would not only be beneficial in its own right, it would also help to release resources that could then be channeled towards the organization's overall goals of improving safety and security in shipping and reducing its negative impact on the environment.
The consultation process is being carried out through a dedicated website, which is accessible from the IMO website. It offers practical information and guidance to participants in the consultation and includes a questionnaire to be filled in and submitted electronically.
The consultation is open to all maritime stakeholders.
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